The 30th Misty Dailey Awards Ceremony
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On Thursday, April 21st, we celebrated our students at the 30th annual Misty Dailey Awards. Together with the Dailey Family, the Art and Art History Department annually recognizes and awards exceptional work by Georgetown University Art and Art History students. The awards honor the memory of Frances Louise “Misty” Dailey, an art major at Georgetown, who passed away in 1978 during her senior year. Her family has long supported the arts at Georgetown and endows these awards in Misty’s name.
Our regular tradition of catered dinner and awards in person was not possible this year. Instead, we hosted the ceremony on Zoom with remarks from faculty and students compiled into one video. We were joined by over 50 students, faculty, friends, and donors of the department.
We are grateful to all who made the event possible!
Congratulations to all of our winners!
The Misty Dailey Family Awards in Studio Art
Senior Art Project, First Prize – Tyler McConville
Senior Art Project, Second Prize – Daimon Squier
Senior Art Project, Honorable Mention – Alexandra Bowman
The Misty Dailey Family Awards in Art History
Outstanding Long Paper in Art History, First Prize – Isabelle Bicks, “Contrasting Applications of the American Landscape: Four Artists’ Connections between Nature and Japanese American Identity in World War II Internment Art.”
Outstanding Long Paper in Art History, Second Prize – Helena Yang, “The Triumph of Modernism in China: From Xu Beihong to Pan Xunqin.”
Outstanding Long Paper in Art History, Honorable Mention – Ellis Anderson, “Man, Mind, and the Machine: An Exploration of Man Ray’s The Theater of the Soul and its Relation to Suicide.”
Outstanding Short Paper – Helen Zhang, “Holl’s Bloch Building: The Coexistence of Stone and Feather.”
The Dailey Family Award in Art, Diversity, and Healing
Art History – Brendan Gibbons, “Casta Paintings: Taxonomy, Violence and The Seizure of Power in Latin America.”
Studio Art – Sydney Parker, “A Clean Slate” (short film).
The Dailey Family Discovery Award
Studio Art – Brian McCrann, Proposal for a Professional Camera Cleaning.
For a list of previous winners and more details on the awards themselves, please see the Dailey Awards page, linked here.